Action gaming and quick thinking

Playing action games can hone ability to decide quickly, precisely

By Stephen Ornes, 20:05 PM September 27, 2010




In action video games, you have to act fast to avoid monsters, fight the bad guys and obliterate zombies — which come at you from every side. You have to pass all the levels, collect all the right objects, watch every corner of every room and listen carefully. You never know where trouble is brewing, but you know it’s out there somewhere.


According to a recent study, there’s something else going on in the brains of action game players: They’re getting better at using visual and auditory cu...

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